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    By Alexander MacLeod

    Runners race a shipment teach throughout the darkness of a rat-infested tunnel underneath the Detroit River. A drugstore bicycle courier crosses a forbidden threshold in an try and keep a lifestyles and a tender swimmer conquers her worry of water in simple terms to find she's stuck in way more harmful currents. An auto-worker who loses his kin in a vehicle twist of fate is compelled to re-evaluate his dating with the inner combustion engine.

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  • Download E-books When Alice Lay Down With Peter PDF

    By Margaret Sweatman

    While Alice Lay Down with Peter is a sweeping, magical novel that follows 4 generations of the McCormack family members via greater than a century of Canadian background, because it unfolds at the flood plains of southern Manitoba. the tale of Alice and Peter McCormack and their progeny is an excellent, witty, and intimate epic that really reminds us that existence tales not just comprise the main points of the earlier, but additionally extend into the current and destiny, encompassing even more than the information of existence and loss of life would appear to confess. Narrated via Blondie McCormack--Alice and Peter’s daughter, who has simply died on the age of 109--When Alice Lay Down with Peter is a singular that rejoices within the inevitability of swap, and within the hauntings that present our picking out to recollect our personal history.

    Just as while Alice Lay Down with Peter is a narrative of a relatives, it's a tale of a selected position over the years. Margaret Sweatman’s characters are by no means become independent from the tale of the land itself, or from the average and political occasions that paintings away at its edges. The heritage of the McCormacks is a historical past of lifestyles at the land: of bountiful vegetation and devastating floods, the renewal of spring and the demise that marks each one fall. it's within the connection among where and its population that we discover the deceptively uncomplicated which means of “home.” And it truly is to this conjoining of histories that Sweatman brings the lightning spark of her mind's eye, and out of which this excellent novel has been born.

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  • Download E-books As Long as the Rivers Flow PDF

    By James Bartleman

    From the complete memoirist and previous Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario comes a primary novel of significant center and spirit for each Canadian.

    The novel follows one lady, Martha, from the Cat Lake First country in Northern Ontario who's "stolen" from her relations on the age of six and flown distant to residential tuition. She does not communicate English yet is punished for talking her local language; so much terrifying and bewildering, she is additionally "fed" to the school's attendant priest with an charm to little girls.

    Ten lengthy years later, Martha reveals her approach domestic back, slightly capable of converse her local tongue. The stories of abuse on the residential college are so powerful that she attempts to drown her emotions in drink, and while she supplies delivery to her liked son, Spider, he's taken away through kid's reduction to Toronto. In time, she has a toddler woman, Raven, whom she makes a decision to go away within the care of her mom whereas she braves the bewildering strangeness of the massive urban to discover her son and convey him home.

    From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Download E-books Barnacle Love PDF

    By Anthony De Sa

    Anthony De Sa makes his fiction debut with this gorgeous number of interlinked tales that discover the blameless desires and sour disappointments of the immigrant event. Hailed as “tender and uncooked, morbid and unusually mild” through the Vancouver Sun, Barnacle Love was once a finalist for Canada’s hugely prestigious Giller Prize.

    Moving from a small Portuguese fishing village within the Azores to the seashores of Newfoundland, Barnacle Love then takes us into the darkish alleys of Toronto’s Portuguese neighborhood within the Nineteen Seventies. the 1st half the e-book is instructed via Manuel Rebelo, who has fled his homeland—and the crushing weight of his mother’s expectations—to construct a destiny for himself in a brand new land. Manuel struggles difficult to regulate, yet pleasing the promise of his followed house is no longer so simple as he had was hoping. the second one 1/2 the publication is advised with candor by means of Manuel’s son Antonio, who—along along with his sister and mother—lives within the shadows forged via Manuel’s mess ups.

    With superb, occasionally magical info and passionate empathy, Anthony De Sa invitations readers into the lives of the Rebelo relatives. the consequences are, within the phrases of author Nino Ricci, “haunting and elegiac.”

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  • Download E-books Mordecai: The Life & Times PDF

    By Charles Foran

    Foran's ebook is IT: the definitive, unique, intimate portrait of Mordecai Richler, the lion of Canadian literature, and the turbulent, altering occasions that nurtured him. it's also a rare love tale that lasted part a century.

    The first significant biography with entry to kin letters and documents. Mordecai Richler was once an oversized and outrageous novelist whose lifestyles reads like fiction.

    Mordecai Richler gained a number of Governor General's Literary Awards, the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, between others, in addition to many awards for his kid's books. He additionally wrote Oscar-nominated screenplays. His impression used to be better than lifestyles in Canada and in another country. In Mordecai, award-winning novelist and journalist Charlie Foran brings to the web page the richness of Mordecai's lifestyles as younger bohemian, irreverent author, passionate and arguable Canadian, dependable good friend and deeply romantic lover. He explores Mordecai's distraught formative years, and provides us the "portrait of a marriage" — the lifelong love affair with Florence, with Mordecai as loved father of 5. The portrait is alive and intimate — warts and all.

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  • Download E-books Bay of Spirits: A Love Story (Globe and Mail Best Books) PDF

    By Farley Mowat

    In 1957, Farley Mowat shipped out aboard considered one of Newfoundland’s recognized coastal steamers, tramping from outport to outport alongside the southwest coast. The indomitable spirit of the folk and the awful fantastic thing about the panorama may entice him again time and again over the years. within the strategy of falling in love with a humans and a spot, Mowat additionally met the lady who could be the nice love of his existence.

    A stunningly attractive and proficient younger artist, Claire Wheeler insouciantly climbed aboard Farley’s cherished yet jinxed schooner because it lay at the St. Pierre docks, once more in a cradle for maintenance, and altered either their lives perpetually. this can be the tale of that love affair, of summers spent crusing the Newfoundland coast, and in their selection to begin their lifestyles jointly in Burgeo, one of many province’s final last outports. it's also an unforgettable portrait of the final of the outport humans and a life-style that had survived for hundreds of years yet was once now passing endlessly.

    Affectionate, unsentimental, this can be a burnished gem from an undiminished talent.

    I was once inside of my vessel portray the cabin whilst I heard the sounds of a scuffle close by. I poked my head out the companionway in time to work out a lithesome younger girl swarming up the ladder which leaned opposed to chuffed Adventure’s flank. Whining optimistically, the shipyard puppy used to be endeavouring to stick with this beautiful stranger. i may see why. As slender and sleek as a ballet dancer (which, i might later examine, used to be one among her avocations), she donning a sparkling golden helmet (her personal easily bobbed head of hair) and was once as radiantly beautiful as any Saxon goddess. I invited her aboard, whereas pushing the puppy down the ladder.

    “That’s in basic terms Blanche,” I reassured my customer. “He won’t chew. He’s simply, uh . . . being friendly.”

    “That’s great to know,” she stated sweetly. Then she smiled . . . and that i used to be lost.
    –From Bay of Spirits

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  • Download E-books Des truites à la tomate PDF

    By Philippe Poloni

    Dans ce suspens aux allures baroques, il n’y a qu’un seul coupable et il s’agit d’un tableau, Le Carré blanc sur fond blanc de Kasimir Malevitch. À reason de lui, des individus seront amenés à commettre des crimes. l. a. mort comme métaphore devient ainsi le aspect valuable d’une recherche esthétique troublante.

    Dans un type grinçant, Philippe Poloni nous conduit dans une histoire aux développements rocambolesques. Ses personnages bigarrés nous entraînent successivement dans los angeles mort des arts et l. a. mort tout court docket. Rien de moins !

    John Di Homogrosso, gardien au Musée d’art moderne de long island, remarque un homme qui vient toujours contempler le même tableau. Voulant savoir pourquoi quelqu’un peut s’intéresser tant à un carré blanc sur fond blanc, il décide d’aborder le mystérieux visiteur. C’est ainsi qu’il apprend que cet homme, un artiste en style du nom de Cosmo Maffia, ne peut plus peindre depuis qu’il a vu cette œuvre. À ses yeux, les limites de l. a. peinture ont été atteintes, rien ne peut surpasser cette toile.

    James de Carton, le galériste responsable de los angeles carrière de Maffia, est désespéré. Que va-t-il vendre à sa clientèle sélecte si Cosmo Maffia refuse désormais de peindre? D’autant plus qu’une autre artiste courue dans le Tout big apple, Anita Braun, vient aussi de quitter son écurie à reason d’un melanoma qui l’arrache à los angeles vie pièce par pièce et qui lui gruge toutes ses énergies.

    Deux artistes cessent donc de peindre au même second. Intrigués par les motivations de chacun, Braun et Maffia se rencontrent. Pour se sortir du gouffre artistique dans lequel ils se trouvent, Anita Braun va proposer à Cosmo une nouvelle manifestation esthétique : l’homicide comme l’un des Beaux-Arts. Soigneusement choisies par Anita Braun, les victimes vont rapidement se succéder. Mais Cosmo se met à douter des nobles intentions artistiques de sa collègue et les meurtres commencent à lui peser lourd sur los angeles conscience…

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  • Download E-books Swimming in the Monsoon Sea PDF

    By Shyam Selvadurai

    Nominated for the Governor General's Literary Awards 2005, (Children's Literature, Text)

    The environment is Sri Lanka, 1980, and it's the season of monsoons. Fourteen-year-old Amrith is stuck up within the lifetime of the pleased, well-to-do loved ones during which he's being raised by means of his shiny Auntie package deal and kindly Uncle fortunate. He attempts to not contemplate his lifestyles “before,” while his doting mom used to be nonetheless alive. Amrith’s vacation plans appear unpromising: he desires to look in his school’s construction of Othello and he's studying to sort at Uncle Lucky’s tropical fish company. Then, like an unforeseen monsoon, his cousin arrives from Canada and Amrith’s ordered existence is storm-tossed. He reveals himself falling in love with the Canadian boy. Othello, with its strong subject of disastrous jealousy, is the backdrop to the drama within which Amrith unearths himself immersed.

    Shyam Selvadurai’s impressive novels, Funny Boy and Cinnamon Gardens, have garnered him foreign acclaim. during this, his first younger grownup novel, he explores past love with readability, humor,
    and compassion.

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  • Download E-books Tout homme rêve d'être un gangster PDF

    By Jean Charbonneau

    J’aime tout de los angeles major : ses golf equipment, ses putes, ses truands, sa saleté, sa sauvagerie, sa vulgarité, sa violence. Tout.

    Ainsi s’exprime Jérôme Ménard, celui qu’on surnomme « le roi de los angeles major ». Sur le lit de mort de sa mère, il fait los angeles promesse de veiller sur ce qu’il reste de sa famille, originaire du Faubourg à m’lasse.

    Déjà spécialisé dans le racket de l. a. security, Jérôme voit grand et souhaite se lancer dans l. a. distribution d’héroïne pour assurer le bien-être des siens. Seule ombre au tableau : son jeune frère Georges travaille pour celui qui contrôle ce marché à Montréal…

    Quant aux femmes du extended family Ménard, elles cultivent aussi leur half de rêves inaccessibles. Heureusement que l. a. famille représente ce qu’il y a de plus citadel quand tout le reste fait défaut.

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  • Download E-books Gaby Bernier, Tome 1 PDF

    By Pauline Gill

    Retrouvez l. a. plume irrésistible de Pauline Gill dans une toute nouvelle série historique passionnante !

    Fidèle à ses amours, Pauline Gill fait le pari de nous faire découvrir l’incroyable destin d’une femme oubliée de notre histoire. Découvrez, dans ce leading tome, los angeles jeunesse de l’attachante Gaby Bernier, qui, à l’instar de son idole Coco Chanel, connaîtra une carrière exceptionnelle dans le monde de los angeles high fashion montréalaise. Une jeune femme douée pour le bonheur et qui n’a pas froid aux yeux !

    C’est au tout début du XXe siècle que débute l. a. passionnante histoire de Gabrielle Bernier. De Chambly à l’Orphelinat Sainte- Catherine à Montréal, en passant par Saint-Henri, elle devra faire preuve de beaucoup de braveness et de détermination pour surmonter les difficultés engendrées par los angeles mort accidentelle de son père. Mais, comme sa mère Séneville, son frère Donio et sa jeune sœur Éva, Gaby Bernier n’est pas de ceux qui se découragent ou se laissent marcher sur les pieds! Bien entourée de sa famille, elle réussira à traverser des épreuves et à accomplir son rêve : faire ses preuves dans le domaine de l. a. high fashion jusqu’à ce qu’elle devienne, à 26 ans, une femme d’affaire accomplie. Elle charisma même l’occasion d’aller à Paris, où elle rencontrera son idole Coco Chanel, avec qui elle partage de nombreux issues communs.

    Trois dimensions construisent le roman : des extraits fictifs du magazine de Gaby, le récit de sa vie et des indiscrétions d’Éva, qui nous révèle les petits secrets and techniques de Gaby.

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